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23

Aug

Meet Wolodja, Berlin’s newest polar bear
The Berlin zoo — the former home of Knut, the famous polar bear raised by zookepers that died unexpectedly in 2011 — acquired Wolodja from a zoo in Moscow in hopes that he will pair up with a female polar bear and produce offspring.

See more photos of Wolodja.

16

May

Orphaned polar bear arrives in New York
Kali will be raised alongside Luna, a cub that was abandoned by its mother.

Orphaned polar bear arrives in New York

Kali will be raised alongside Luna, a cub that was abandoned by its mother.

02

May

Norway is hiring a polar bear spotter
The governor’s office of the Arctic Svalbard islands is seeking to fill the temporary position beginning July 8.

Norway is hiring a polar bear spotter

The governor’s office of the Arctic Svalbard islands is seeking to fill the temporary position beginning July 8.

07

Mar

Proposal to ban trade in polar bear parts fails at international wildlife conference
The U.S.-backed proposal was opposed by Canada, which is home to two-thirds of the world’s polar bears.

Proposal to ban trade in polar bear parts fails at international wildlife conference

The U.S.-backed proposal was opposed by Canada, which is home to two-thirds of the world’s polar bears.

01

Mar

laurajmoss:

This is the best thing I’ve seen all day. I’m so happy that it’s legit. (And how is holding up that net yourself remotely safe?)

Escaped polar bear drill at Tokyo zoo

A Japanese zoo takes no chances with being unprepared should a polar bear escape and go on a rampage, so it holds semi-annual drills. But given the obvious dangers of letting a live bear loose in a zoo packed with schoolchildren, the keepers have come up with an unorthodox solution: They dress a colleague up in a bear suit and practice catching him instead.

07

Jan


 Caged cameraman films polar bear attack 



A BBC videographer learns what an Arctic seal’s final moments might look like.
A BBC videographer learns what an Arctic seal’s final moments might look like.

13

Dec

earth-song:

Its fish time by Aleksandr

01

Mar

A polar bear lunges out of the chilly water to catch a fish during feeding time Feb. 8 at the Hanover Zoo in Germany.The best animal photos of February

A polar bear lunges out of the chilly water to catch a fish during feeding time Feb. 8 at the Hanover Zoo in Germany.
The best animal photos of February

29

Aug

Teen tells of fight with killer polar bearPatrick Flinders was left disfigured in the August 5 attack, when a 550-pound male polar bear entered the campsite of 13 young Britons.

Teen tells of fight with killer polar bear
Patrick Flinders was left disfigured in the August 5 attack, when a 550-pound male polar bear entered the campsite of 13 young Britons.